Leo
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Syrian Airlines B747SP?

Sat Jul 20, 2002 4:46 pm

Amsterdam 20 July:

Syrian Airlines operates 2x A320 services into AMS today:
- RB433 Aleppo-BRU-AMS-BRU-Aleppo
- RB435 Damascus-AMS-DAM

The two flights arrive at AMS within 30 mins. of eachother. RB used to operate B747SP's on peak summer flights into AMS.

QUESTION: Does the airline still operate B747SP's or have they gone. Alternatively is the B747SP not Category III Noise certified and therefore banned from Europe.

Does anyone have with the answers ??
 
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RE: Syrian Airlines B747SP?

Sat Jul 20, 2002 7:12 pm

The SP is certainly not banned from European airspace as it falls into the same category as the 747-200.

As far as the Syrian aircraft go, they were certainly around last year. They were never used very economically, Damascus-Munich-London being their "flagship" route along with Damascus-Moscow, when new.

There are still a number of Gulf States operating SPs around Europe and to the US on both diplomatic and Ruling Family jollies.
 
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RE: Syrian Airlines B747SP?

Sat Jul 20, 2002 7:48 pm

They have very long stay overs at LHR.Every flight night-stops
 
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RE: Syrian Airlines B747SP?

Sun Jul 21, 2002 2:36 am

Hello,

Syrianair 747SP YI-AHA was @ ORY today.

Regards
Steph
 
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RE: Syrian Airlines B747SP?

Sun Jul 21, 2002 7:40 pm

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RE: Syrian Airlines B747SP?

Sun Jul 21, 2002 8:04 pm

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RE: Syrian Airlines B747SP?

Sun Jul 21, 2002 11:48 pm

The old SPs are about 26 years old now, which must make them prime candidates for replacement; given that the airline already operates A320s and that the 747SP was never used to its full potential on RB's pretty small network, I would have thought the A330-300 would be the best option as a replacement. With a fair few ex-SN/EI A330s (well, one EI) 330 not doing too much right now, surely it shouldn't be too difficult for them to find replacements at a decent price.
 
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RE: Syrian Airlines B747SP?

Sun Jul 21, 2002 11:52 pm

The SP's are still a frequent sight at LHR, I saw one go today.
 
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RE: Syrian Airlines B747SP?

Mon Jul 22, 2002 12:02 am

Kaitak:

If the RB B747SP's were used little, secondhand A330's would not be used much more.

Better RB stays with narrow bodies and increases utilisation. The airline can always wet-lease larger capacity for the short peak season.



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